Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology

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University of Colorado l Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine

Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology

Associate Professor or Professor (Open Rank)

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a comprehensive urban research university, offering more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado public institution. With a solid award-winning faculty of renowned researchers and clinicians, the academic reputation of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is well known for its distinctive and highly productive research programs, its world-class health facilities, and its well-established partnerships in business, industry and government. The campus currently has over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at our Anschutz Medical Campus, a significant number of affiliated health care facilities are present throughout the Metropolitan Denver and front range of the State of Colorado.

Nature of Work

The Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CUSOM) is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Pediatric Otolaryngology Department Chair at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, CO.

The CHCO Department Chair (CHCO DC) will provide strategic medical leadership and direction for operations of the Department across clinical care, research and education.  Will be responsible for hospital department chair duties as outlined in Medical Staff Bylaws.  Scope of responsibility will include strategic practice management, business development, provider recruitment and retention and delivery of outstanding faculty, patient and referring provider service.  Has primary responsibility for establishing accountability with providers regarding CHCO policies and procedures, operational standards, and quality and service excellence initiatives. Position includes responsibility for CHCO System.   Key member of CHCO care delivery leadership team and participates in all strategic discussions and operational planning for their department.

Definition: Providers in this document refer to Physicians, Advance Practice Providers, psychologists and other credentialed health professionals who work in the department overseen by the CHCO DC.

This position will exhibit the following characteristics/requirements of a Hospital Department Chair:

  • Appointed by the CHCO Board of Directors
  • Clinical active and respected
  • Active clinical practice at CHCO
  • Member in good standing of Attending/Admitting Staff or Associated Scientific Staff
  • Appointment as full time academic faculty at The University of Colorado School of Medicine (CUSOM)
Professional Field

Pediatric Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

Examples of Work Performed

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  1. Responsible for all clinical activities in Pediatric Otolaryngology
  2. Monitor the professional performance of privileged members in the department, making recommendations relating to Medical Staff membership and clinical privileges at the time of appointment and reappointment.
  3. Immediately inform the President of the Medical Staff, if the physical and/or mental health status of a member of his/her division comes into question such that the practitioner's ability to provide safe and competent patient care may be jeopardized.
  4. Oversee quality and appropriateness of patient care rendered by providers in their department.
  5. Provide input into and ensure adherence to CHCO Policies and Procedures.
  6. Attend CHCO strategic and operational meetings, as requested
  7. Work with administrative partners to optimize patient care, patient and family experience
  8. Develop and implement plans to improve all clinically related activities of the department including patient and family experience.
  9. Incorporate community based members of their departments into Hospital activities as appropriate, communicate appropriate policies and procedures, respond to concerns from community based providers in a timely manner, and submit a plan to the MEC on an annual basis outlining how community providers, if applicable, will be incorporated into departmental activities.
  10. Oversee credentialing and privileging as related to departmental providers and procedures.
  11. Responsible for developing and overseeing the education and research programs in Pediatric Otolaryngology.
Fiscal Responsibilities

  1. The CHCO DC will work with their administrative partners to prepare annual volume and operating budgets and capital budget requests pertaining to their department.
  2. In concert with CHCO administrative partner, will review monthly Productivity Statistics report for the department and develop action plans for improvement and sustainability
  3. Will suggest and participate in cost savings/productivity strategies to meet or improve the operational budget while maintaining quality service, provider satisfaction, excellent patient outcomes, and patient and referring provider satisfaction.
  4. Report to the Medical Board or other committees as requested
  5. In collaboration with the CUSOM department administrator and clinical program director, the DC will review monthly financial statements for the division and develop action plans for improvement and sustainability.
Supervision Received

The Pediatric Otolaryngology Department Chair reports to the CHCO In Chief (Dr. Duncan Wilcox) and CUSOM Department Chair (Dr. Herman Jenkins) with a dotted line to the CHCO CMO (Dr. David Brumbaugh).

Supervision Exercised

The Chief will not directly supervise other employees of CHCO. Responsibilities related to involvement with HR-related duties include but are not limited to:

  • Gives input into the performance of the direct patient care staff and administrative staff.
  • Provides secondary input into the performance of their partner business manager.
  • Will educate and hold clinic providers accountable for adherence to CHCO practice, operational and behavioral standards.
  • Responsible for assuring house staff, medical student and other physician or provider training.
Salary and Benefits:

    Associate Professor: The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $194,000 to $351,000.Professor: The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $231,000 to $431,000.
This represents the 25-75th percentile of the salary range which is reflective of a candidate in each respective rank. 

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Qualifications  

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

  • Education:
  • Doctor of Medicine degree
  • Fellowship trained in Pediatric Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • Board eligible in Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
  • Experience:
  • Associate Professor / Professor Level with experience in academic leadership
  • Special Skills:
  • Ability to obtain a Colorado MD license
  • Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience in research, preferred with independent funding (i.e. NIH)
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    To be successful in this position, candidates will need the following:

      Motivate excellence and teamwork among providers and staff, fostering interdisciplinary collaborationExemplary leadership with regards to conflict resolution among all team membersStrong leadership skills, including interpersonal communication, interdisciplinary collaboration, problem resolution, decision-making and project/change management Ability to integrate clinical, quality/patient safety, management and financial concepts within a pediatric, academic healthcare settingExperience in leading high-performing, cross-functional teams; designing and implementing processes for strong and effective clinical and practice management operations Commitment to ensuring an excellent patient experiencePromotes and adheres to the CHCO Standards of Behavior and hold providers accountable for adherencePromotes the four-fold mission of clinical care, research, education and advocacy.
    Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire. 

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Jan 15, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Job No:
    Posted: 1/16/2021
    Application Due: 6/3/2021
    Work Type: Full Time